California Wrongful Convictions

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SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced on Friday a review of criminal cases statewide to search for possible wrongful convictions, pledging to look for new evidence and scrutinize prosecutors’ conduct that could prompt a new round of exonerations for people in prison.

Bonta said the Post-Conviction Justice Unit within the California Department of Justice will have “broad discretion” to investigate wrongful or improper convictions. He said the unit will partner with local district attorneys, many of whom already have their own teams that review wrongful convictions. He said the unit will pay particular attention to cases in counties where local prosecutors do not have what he called a “conviction integrity unit.”

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Jimzan 3

Sounds like California Attorney General Rob Bonta is going Woke. Let the schools that are opening up cold cases go after any injustices that may have happened. Seems California Attorney General Rob Bonta wants to "Skate" instead of making our cities safe....why is that...?

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